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Cedar Shakes vs. Cedar Shingles: What’s the Difference?
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Cedar Shakes vs. Cedar Shingles: What’s the Difference?

Are you planning on a new roof this summer but want to switch from asphalt shingles to something more natural and rustic? Cedar is an excellent material for the job! However, you should consider two types of cedar roofs: Cedar shake and cedar shingles.

Let’s go over the difference between the two and find the best fit for you!

Cedar Shake

Cedar shake roofing appears as a more natural look when installed on a roof. This type of shingle is hand-split or machine split to replicate the look of hand-split to give the appearance of ax-cut wood.

Cedar shake roofing comes in Medium, Heavy, and Heavy Std. The amount of thickness constitutes cedar shake’s organization in these categories.

Cedar Shake-Benefits

There are plenty of benefits that come along with cedar shake. The most prominent use of cedar shake is the natural beauty, and charm boosts your curb appeal and increases your home’s value. Cedar shake roofing is highly durable as it can last up to 30 years if properly maintained.

The most significant benefit to cedar shake roofing is its sustainability with the environment. The natural wood of cedar shake makes it completely recyclable so it can return to the earth after tear-off instead of sitting in a landfill.

Cedar Shingles

The main difference between a cedar shake and cedar shingles is the cuts. Cedar shingles are cut uniformly for consistency with thickness and patterns. Another difference between the two cedar products is the cedar shingle’s ability to install on outdoor walls, like siding. Since cedar shingles are uniform, there are three different lengths for you to choose from:

  • 16 inches
  • 18 inches
  • 24 inches

Cedar Shingle-Benefits

Cedar shingles can transform your home into a rustic masterpiece. The cedar's tightly cut, rich warmth on your siding and roof makes it feel like you’re stepping into an 18th-century home with 21st-century amenities!

Cedar shingles boost your curb appeal and skyrocket your home’s value like cedar shake. Additionally, cedar shingles are also 100% environmentally sustainable. Cedar shingles last around ten years less on average than cedar shakes but will last well over 20 years if maintained properly!

Call on Timberline Roofing & Contracting for Your Roofing Project!

Do you know what cedar shake and cedar shingles have in common? Timberline Roofing & Contracting proudly installs both!

For trusted roofing, siding, gutter, and window work in the Twin Cities get a free quote from us online or call us at 612-284-5329 today!

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